The Minors. Rehab HR for A-Rod.

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AAA: SWB won 7-1. Gary Sanchez will be out a few weeks with a fractured thumb. Phil Coke started, 1 R in 5 IP. Chris Parmalee 3-run HR. Ben Gamel 2 hits, rbi.

AA: Trenton won 6-4. A-Rod 1 for 2, HR, 2 rbi. Dietrich Enns 2 R in 6 IP (4-2, 1.99). Dustin Fowler 3 for 4, rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 8-4. Jorge Mateo 2 h, rbi. Solo HRs Austin Aune and Thairo Estrada. Mike O’Neill 2 h, rbi.

Low A: Charleston lost 5-3. Solo HR Conor Spencer. Jhalen Jackson 3 for 3. Angel Aguilar 2 rbi.

Game 45. Yanks’ win streak snapped at six. Lose 8-4.

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All things must pass. No streak lasts forever.

After winning six in a row, the Yanks lost to Toronto Wed. night, 8-4.

Coming into the game, one-time Yankee C Russell Martin had one extra base hit, a double, all year in 122 at bats with 45 strikeouts and a .172 batting average. He hit two homers and just missed out on a third one.

The Yanks got a run in the second on an RBI groundout by Gardner.

Nova gave up two in the fourth when Chase Headley could not made the play on two chances, both hits. Both plays were difficult.

Nova gave up a HR to Martin in the sixth.

In the seventh, Nova was pulled with two out after he hit a batter, and Chasen Shreve let the game get away. He gave up a HR to Michael Saunders, a double to Justin Smoak, and Martin’s second HR to make it 7-1.

In the bottom of the seventh, Chase Headley (3) and Didi Gregorius (5) hit back  to back HRs to cut it to 7-3, but Toronto scored in the eighth to up the margin to 8-3.

In the bottom of the ninth, Austin Romine PH and hit a bomb for his first home run of the year for the final tally. Romine, Headley (2) and Gregorius (3) had all of the Yanks’ hits.

Nova (L, 3-2,  3.65) 6 2/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 2 walks and 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Shreve 1 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 5.21. Gave up 2 HR.
Goody 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 0 K. 2.19

The loss drops the Yanks to 22-23.

The Minors. A-Rod on rehab.

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A-Rod was sent to AA Trenton for a few games of rehab.

AAA: SWB lost 5-3. Brady Lail (L, 2-1, 3.32) 3 R in 6 IP. Two hits Nick Swisher. 3 hits Jake Cave, who missed the cycle by a HR. Cesar Puello HR, 3 RBI.

AA: Trenton won 3-2 in 11. A-Rod, on rehab, had 2 hits and an RBI. Dan Camarena (2.77) six shutout innings. Four others with two hits each. Billy Fleming continues to hit. The 2B has 133 minor league games and .334. I’d like to see what he does at this level and AAA. He is 23.

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High A: Tampa lost 3-2. Chance Adams (3.32) 1 R in 6 IP. Tampa got just three hits. Miguel Andujar 2-run HR but made an error.

Low A: Charleston won 6-0 on a combined one-hitter. Luis Cedeno six innings, one hit. Nestor Cortes 3 innings. C Eduardo Navas 3 rbi. Three with two hits each.

 

Game 44. Yanks at .500 after blanking Jays.

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Nathan Eovaldi was great as the Yanks blanked Toronto 6-0 Tuesday night.

With the win, the Yanks are back at .500 at 22-22. They are 13-5 after a 9-17 start. The win was their sixth straight.

The Yanks scored in the first on a Jacoby Ellsbury triple and a Carlos Beltran RBI groundout.

Beltran’s solo HR (10, #402 career) made it 2-0 in the fourth.

Eovaldi worked out of a couple jams early, but Toronto only got two hits in the game.

In the seventh, with two out, Austin Romine doubled in a run, and Ellsbury followed with an RBI single.

In the eighth, Chase Headley had a SF and Didi Gregorius an RBI single for the final tally of 6-0.

Eovaldi (w, 5-2, 3.95) 6+ IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 walks, 5 K.
Betances (H, 12) 1 IP, 0 R, 0H, 0 walks, 2 K. 2.11
Yates 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 0 K.1.96
Cessa 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 3.00.

The Minors.

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AAA: SWB off.

AA: Trenton won 7-6. 2B Billy Fleming promoted from Tampa, had an RBI. Kyle Higashioka 2 h, 2 rbi, Mark Payton 2 RBI.

High A: Tampa won 6-5 in 10. 2 hits, solo HR Jake Skole.. 2 hits, 2 RBI Miguel Andujar. 2 hits Santiago Nessy.

Low A: Charleston won 10-2. 2 hits, HR 3 RBI Conor Spencer. 3 hits, solo HR Gosuke Katoh. 2 doubles, 2 RBI Angel Aguilar. 3 others with 2 hits each.

The Minors.

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AAA: SWB won 2-0. Richard Bleier (2-2, 2.57) six innings. Gary Sanchez 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 36 year old lefty Neal Cotts is now at SWB on a minor league deal. Cotts has been with the White Sox, Cubs, Rangers, Brewers and Twins in his MLB career, 21-24, 3.96, ERA + 111. He was 4-0, 1.94 for the WS Champion 2005 White Sox. He is basically a LOOGY.

AA: Trenton lost the regularly scheduled game 7-3, getting just four hits.

In the makeup of Saturday’s rainout, they lost 4-3. Giovanny Gallegos 3 scoreless IP of relief, 5 K.

High A: Tampa won 4-2 in 11. Vincente Campos 1 unearned run in 7 IP. Bo Thompson 3 hits. 2 hits, rbi Austin Aune. Abiatal Avelino 2 hits.

Low A: Charleston won 4-3. 2hits, HR, 2 RBI Jhalen Jackson.

Game 43. Yanks win 5th straight, 5-4.

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Small bites. After a 9-17 start to the season, the Yanks inched closer to .500 (now 21-22) with a 5-4 win over Oakland on Sunday.

Michael Pineda gave up a run in the first, and the way his season has gone, it would be understandable to think, oh no, here we go again.

Brian McCann’s HR (6) tied the game in the second, and Jacoby Ellsbury’s HR (2) put the Yanks up 2-1 in the third.

Pineda gave up two in the fifth to put Oakland up 3-2 but the Yanks came back with two in the sixth.

With one out, Gardner and the red-hot Beltran singled. After McCann made out, Teixeira singled to tie the game. It was only the fourth RBI for Teix since April 13th, and he has no HR since then. The Yanks need to get him going. Castro singled in a run to make it 4-3 Yanks.

Pineda didn’t give up a run in the bottom of the sixth, and then you knew what was coming.

Betances, Miller and Chapman weren’t used in the past two games, and Monday is an off day.

The Yanks got an insurance run, which they would need, in the seventh, when Hicks singled, was bunted to second and scored on a Beltran double.

Two errors led to an unearned run for the A’s off Miller in the eighth, but that was it.

Yanks 5-4.

Pineda (w, 2-5, 6.34) 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 walks, 6 K.
Betances (H, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K. 2.21
Miller (H, 5) 1 IP, 1 R (UNEARNED), 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 0.96
Chapman (Save, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 1.29